Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Pakistan flood

Whilst we have had many reports on Australia television about the 33 miners trapped in a Chilean mine, which is a dreadful thing, since they may not be rescued until Christmas, it was good to see the ABC documentary last night about the devastating impact of the Pakistan flood - begun with heavy monsoon rains in July, which has killed over 1,300 people, destroyed housing and land as well as their potential to grow food, and which will, over the next few months cause thousands of deaths due to water-borne diseases such as diarrhea and malaria. There was an appeal for donations over the past few weekends at the Rotary Market in Camberwell, but I really hope that the Australian people get behind this worthy cause. For images of the impact of the flood in Pakistan see:

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